Survey: Consumers Want More Online Security

Enhanced online security could lead to greater online sales, according to a Mastercard-sponsored survey of more than 1,000 consumers during the fourth quarter of 2002. Seventy-three percent of respondents said that enhanced security features would influence their decision to make online purchases in the next three months. Seventy percent said they were concerned with online security and fraud, and 61% were concerned that their credit card number will be intercepted by hackers.